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noahvale
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« on: July 31, 2010, 12:07:51 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 07:21:34 AM »

Yes, but do you have an ice machine?   ???

You should be able to have visitors.  How would family think about giving you a transplant if they don't see you on the machine and the needles being jammed into your arm. 

You should be able to have a snack and a drink by your chair.  The free coffee part is nice as long as you can take it into the treatment room.

And a personal TV with cable and a DVD player.

Otherwise you have a perfect clinic.   ;D

OH.... and a locker for all my crap!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 09:20:22 AM »

noavale,

This is a perfect example of patient choice and I thank you for your post.
Please keep us informed as you continue on your hemodialysis journey!

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 05:55:34 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010, 12:13:20 PM »

The stories about well run Dialysis clinics are so few and far between, its nice to hear a positive experience for a change.

The one thing I would love at my Dialysis clinic is a personal bubble for each chair.  That way, once I was put on the machine, the bubble could be closed so I wouldn't have to see, hear, smell all the fabulously awful patients in my clinic.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 10:29:39 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 11:07:58 PM »

That's outstanding!  I can't wait to hear about your clinic's very successful foray into nocturnal.  I'm really pleased that you had so much input; we need as much patient input as possible.

I wish ALL clinics could be more like yours.  What can we do as patients to make that happen?
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 07:11:12 PM »

We have a family friend that works for Emory dialysis.   He has his undergraduate degree is from Emory and his father is a nephrologist.   I imagine Emory attracts educated workers and that would drastically improve the in center experience. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2011, 07:05:13 PM »

By chance, I ended up at this clinic. My doctor in an EHS Neph, and I've a long history with Emory University...but the truth is that we choice it, from my hospital bed, because my girlfriend works in the Aerospace building a block down the street, and we live over at 10th and Piedmont, so just 2 miles away.

I'm very glad to hear your great reviews. I have had a very positive experience so far. Lots of attention and information when I needed it, and plenty of privacy to be alone with netflix and my machine when I wanted it. I'm on second shift TTS, and go in for my 9th time dialyzing this next week.

Thanks for speaking up noahvale.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 07:09:52 PM »

I will say that I have only been there, or anywhere, for two weeks. So my experience is extremely limited.
The only complaint I have right now is that the Emory wifi is a bit weak and is sometimes troublesome
for streaming video. But, thats hardly a real complaint.
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